It’s been more than a week since I last posted a recipe. I have to admit it was a hectic time for me, not only that I had to study but also had to go to work and still find time to do all the things needed at home. So finally I organized my time better and I’m here with new recipes.
Last week was also a good week for me because I got a job interview in a big home appliance company which I ultimately couldn’t accept because they needed someone to work there for 2 years and even though I have more time to work a part-time job now, a year from now I’ll have more classes and won’t be able to work as much. The news about getting a second interview came on my birthday last week and even the sun was out. I grabbed a chance and visited one of my favourite restaurants in Zagreb, I spent time with the people dearest to me, played with my niece and nephew and all that while hangover from a party I went to a day earlier.
But let’s get back to the recipe, Mediterranean mussels – one of my ultimate summer recipes. I know it’s not summer, but we can pretend on those warm spring days when the sun is high and clouds nowhere in sight. Today’s a rainy day in Zagreb, I can only imagine myself sunbathing on a beach, drinking cocktails and enjoying a fresh salty breeze, all while listening to David Bowie – one of the true music artists whose songs can really get you moving, I’ve got his song Young Americans stuck in my head all morning.
I’ve got a question for all of you reading, how do you prepare mussels, do you like them? Share you’re recipes and ideas, I’m always on a lookout for new recipes, new ideas, now approaches to delicious ingredients which can be turned into spectacular dish! 🙂
Preparation: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
- 1,5 kg mussels
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 200 ml white wine
- 1/2 lemon
- salt & pepper to taste
- Using a small knife clean the shells if needed and wash them.
- In a large sauce pan or even a large pot heat olive oil. Add pressed garlic and parsley. After simmering for a minute add cleaned mussels, a bit of lemon juice and some salt & pepper if needed.
- After simmering for 10 min when shells open add white wine and cook to a boil, then let it simmer for a few more minutes and that’s it! Enjoy!